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Alfred H. Miles, ed.  The Sacred Poets of the Nineteenth Century.  1907.
 
Hymns and Poems.
II. “God is love”
By Sir John Bowring (1792–1872)
 
GOD is love! His mercy brightens
  All the path in which we rove;
Bliss He wakes, and woe He lightens:
  God is wisdom! God is Love!
 
Chance and change are busy ever;        5
  Man decays and ages move:
But His mercy waneth never:
  God is wisdom! God is Love!
 
E’en the hour that darkest seemeth,
  Will His changeless goodness prove;        10
From the mist His brightness streameth:
  God is wisdom! God is Love!
 
He with earthly cares entwineth
  Hope and comfort from above;
Everywhere His glory shineth:        15
  God is wisdom! God is Love!
 
God is love! His mercy brightens
  All the path in which we rove;
Bliss He wakes, and woe He lightens:
  God is wisdom! God is Love!        20
 
 
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